More Palaces and Forts

Falaknuma palace. First you come to a long driveway, then you come to a gate where you are checked on a list (dinner reservation), then you drive to the gated archway where they take your car, then you hop onto a Disneyland style cart where you are taken to the gate that lies just below the palace. When you enter the palace you walk through several foyers into a soccer field sized fountain garden that you follow to your final destination. Needless to say, it was quite an experience!

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We enjoyed our dinner with friends Nivedita and Debu and then wandered, finding the other restaurant in a stunning open air veranda!

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Golconda Fort. When you drive to the fort, first you enter the outer wall and get a sense of what it might be like to live in a fortress village. Then you enter the fort itself which is surrounded by the inner wall.

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There is a hindu shrine at the top. Here I am making new friends 🙂

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Rahul and I were accosted by a small army of young schoolgirls who were bussed in from outside of the city. Rahul says that many of them may have never seen a white person. The girl in the purple scarf is Manjula, the same name as Rahul’s mother.

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About Rahul Vora

Foodie, Traveler, Adventurer, Nature lover, Yogi, now blogger!
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